Nitish orders to issue advisory on use of fire in searing heat

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016,10:28 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Patna | Stung by fire incidents in various parts of Bihar due to searing heat condition, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ordered officials to issue an advisory to people not to light fire between 9 AM and 6 PM and observe ‘havan’ and puja before 9 in the morning.

Kumar asked Principal Secretary, Disaster Management, to issue an advisory to this effect while reviewing cases of fire in Patna division comprising six districts Patna, Nalanda, Bhojpur, Rohtas, Buxar and Bhabua, an official statement said. He also instructed the Power Secretary to change loose electricity wire from various areas as a preventive step.

Earlier RJD president Lalu Prasad also laid emphasis on curtailing use of fire to avoid accidents in view of soaring heat condition in the state. Kumar ordered the officials to provide compensation to family of victims of fire.

The Chief Minister also directed to submit proposal for purchase of additional fire equipment immediately. The divisional review meeting was attended by Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav, Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh and state police chief P K Thakur besides Principal Secretaries and Secretaries of different departments.

The Chief Minister would hold similar review meetings of other divisions too to take stock of fire incidents and also status of implementation of total liquor ban in the state, the statement said.

The meeting observed that water level has gone down in Patna division in comparison to that in the last two years. On this the Chief Minister ordered to ensure supply of drinking water through tankers in affected areas and also get the hand pump repaired.